Deciding what type of heavy-duty deck trailer to buy, lease or rent depends entirely on the cargo you’re hauling.
We have many customers in the short and long haul deck business so we understand the unique needs of each customer.
Decks are ideal for transporting everything from Tractors, Excavators, Building Materials, Construction supplies and equipment, lumber, formed concrete, steel, pipe and many other raw and bulky materials.
Unlike Vans and Reefer trailers that can only be loaded from the back, decks can be loaded from the back, sides and front, which makes them extremely versatile.
The two most common types of decks on the market – and the ones we sell the most of are Flat Decks and Step Decks (which are also referred to as Drop Decks). The main difference between these types of decks is their deck height. Because the maximum load height in most of Canada is 13 feet 6 inches, deck height is extremely important to carriers.
Flat decks are typically higher with a deck height of five feet off the ground and can carry loads up to 8’ 6” tall.
Step decks have two deck heights; a shorter upper deck of 11 feet that clears the tractor axles and a fifth wheel pulling and connecting the trailer. And a 37 to 42-foot lower deck that is typically three feet six inches off the ground and can carry freight loads of 10 feet. Step decks are generally heavier than flat decks, which means they carry lighter maximum payloads.
Our most popular decks are made by Great Dane. Besides the deck type (Flat Deck or Step Deck) and the axle configuration (tandem or tridem), the material composition of each deck is what gets asked about the most. We have three options that are progressively more expensive because of the materials used in their composition. These include:
Here’s a little bit of information about each of these options.
All-Steel Deck Trailers
Steel/Aluminum Combo Deck Trailers
Depending on your needs, we have a deck trailer that's right for you. Visit our website or give us a call to find out more about our new and used deck trailer inventory.